Kep1er ‘First Impact’: Debut date, teasers and all about ‘Girls Planet 999’ group
The new girl group Kep1er was supposed to debut in early December but unfortunately two of the members got Covid-19
Mnet’s survival show ‘Girls Planet 999’ was one of the biggest K-pop shows ever as it had 99 contestants from South Korea, Japan and China competing to debut and become a K-pop idol. Millions of viewers tuned in and voted for their favorites. The viewers in turn became fans and are now rooting for the winning members who get to debut in the new girl group named 'Kep1er'. There was a lot of buzz as they were also supposed to perform at one of the biggest K-pop award shows, MAMA 2021, just before their debut.
Unfortunately, a staff member ended up getting Covid-19. Additionally, we also had two members, Xiaoting and Mashiro, testing positive. While the promotional details about the group's debut had started dropping, from concept photos to performance preparations, the actual debut was postponed indefinitely. But on December 26, it was announced that the two girls had finally recovered and they now have a new debut date. Back on track, fans are excited to see their favorite ‘Girls Planet 999’ contestants finally releasing 'First Impact', their first album.
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Debut date and time
Kep1er will officially debut and release their first album ‘First Impact’ on January 3, 2022 at 6 pm KST (4 am ET).
Where to listen
The mini-album will be available on all major music streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, MelOn and more.
1. 'See The Light'
2. ‘Wa Da Da’ - Title track
4. 'Shine' - Kep1er version
5. 'Another Dream' - Kep1er version
6. 'O.O.O (Over&Over&Over)' - Kep1er version
‘Wa Da Da’ is said to be an energetic and bubbly pop song that showcases the charms of the powerful but girly concept that Kep1er is going with. 'Shine', 'Another Dream' and 'O.O.O' were songs performed for missions on 'Girls Planet 999'.
The concept images had all been earlier released when the girls were supposed to debut on December 14. Kep1er is continuing the space theme of ‘Girls Planet 999’ as their announcement poster is of a telescope and the album title ‘First Impact’ is reminiscent of sci-fi jargon. We already have 3 sets of concept photos. In the first, the girls are sporting preppy pink outfits that show off their youthful charms. In the second, they are going for a fun punk concept with plaid outfits. In the last concept photos, they are chic in elegant black and white looks.
Music video teasers
The music video teasers will be released on December 29 and January 2, 2022. Kep1er also released a trailer for ‘First Impact’ in which the girls are waiting by a telescope. They’re seen getting ready for something exciting as synth sounds and trap beats showcase the group's musical vibe in the teaser.
‘Girls Planet 999’
The members of Kep1er are all the top nine ranking girls of the survival show ‘Girls Planet 999’. They had four missions over 12 episodes that were broadcast worldwide. 115 countries watched the show and rooted for their favorite contestants. The winning girl group is similar to the K-pop groups formed through Mnet’s other survival shows like the ‘Produce’ series. Like I.O.I, IZ*ONE, Wanna One and X1, Kep1er is a project group. They have signed a 2-year and 6-month contract with Mnet’s parent company CJ ENM.